Saturday, February 28, 2009

A yellow spring

It seems the spring started today morning.We had a wonderful sunny day with 14 degrees of Celsius.A hammamelis in my mother's and sister's garden opened its yellow flowers..
..and here are yellow crocuses and primroses too..

One Heart from America

One beautiful gift hidden in a very beautiful pouch arrived from America to my home yesterday..

It was sent to me from the beautiful lady Constance of Rochambeau ..the Sacred Heart of Milagro..

And here is what Constance wrote in her post:

In the center of the heart resides Mother Earth, keeping us alive.As her children, no matter where we live in the world, it is this life energy we share. Without her gift, we couldn'texist, we depend upon and need her powerto live, just as we need one another!
Surrounding the earth and sustaining life, are the flames of the Sacred Heart. Not the flames of jealousy, envy or hate,but the flickering glow which igniteskindness, acceptance and peace. As we make a decision to act with compassion, especially to the misunderstood, the downtrodden, the lonely, it is then that we become understood and beauty canbegin to take root in our own heart.This is the miracle of theOne World ~ One HeartSacred Heart!

Thank you dear Constance!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

One painting from Africa

One oil on canvas painting that my uncle brought from Africa where he was living with his family from the seventies to the eighties of last century.The painting was made by one african self-taught artist.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Old olives on Dugi otok

We have the snow here again..I'm never too much creative in the winter..I'm waiting for the sun and dreaming about the long warm summer days..

Here are few photos I took last summer in the fields of Dugi otok (Long island on the Adriatic sea,Croatia)..hundreds years old olive trees grow there through centuries..hundreds of people have been gathering their fruits..thousands of crickets have been settled in their tops..

The Olive Tree is an evergreen tree or shrub native to the Mediterranean, Asia and parts of Africa. It is short and squat, and rarely exceeds 8–15 meters in height. The silvery green leaves are oblong in shape, measuring 4–10 cm long and 1–3 cm wide. The trunk is typically gnarled and twisted. The small white flowers are borne generally on the last year's wood, in racemes springing from the axils of the leaves. The fruit is a small drupe 1–2.5 cm long, thinner-fleshed and smaller in wild plants than in orchard cultivars. Olives are harvested at the green stage or left to ripen to a rich purple colour (black olive).

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Swans on Drava river

A cold february morning on the Drava river..

Drava is a river in southern central Europe, a tributary of the Danube. It begins in Dobbiaco, Italy, and flows east through East Tirol and Carinthia in Austria, into Slovenia,and then southeast, passing through Croatia and forming most of the border between Croatia and Hungary, before it joins the Danube.On its way Drava flows through Varazdin and is only 15 kilometers far from my town,Varazdinske Toplice.Drava is still one clean river where lives fishes,birds,otters and other animals.

I counted about 70 swans today there and some of them have a yellow "necklace" with its own number.There was also one flight of wild ducks,river gulls and few other birds.

And remember,today is the 200th birthday of the great zoologic scientist Charles Darwin.